Postie, hi. Has your dr. given your low neutrophil # a formal name, like neutropenia, possibly? From reading lupus hardcovers, I *think* neutrophils make up a sizeable % of total white blood cells & are "first responders" when the immune system detects infection. I *think* various conditions can cause low neutrophils. (But I'm only an DUMB PATIENT who has read a few paragraphs in a book...)
If I were you, I'd want to know (1) names of various conditions that can cause low neutrophils, and (2) which test(s) have been done so far to rule in/out each, starting with the highest-probability candidate, then moving down the list. i.e., what's THE PLAN?
I had maybe one dr., in all my years of trying to get help, who explained what he was looking for first-cut, what he'd do next if "Plan A" failed, etc. But how much more confident I felt---he had a PLAN! Has your dr. shared his with you?
I hope you drop us an update when you can. Thinking of you, Vee
Back 10 years ago I was diagnosed with neutropenia because of the low white count.
The white cells are supposed to defend the body in case of infections or sickness.
I don't know of various conditions that can cause low neutrophils. I only know Lupus. I'v had a bone marrow aspirate done.
No doctor seems to really have any answers yet.
My neutrophils went frm 0.05 to 1.3. It's still under but it did rise. But I'm wondering if it went up because my white count went from 2.1 up to 2.9?